New Loch Island Lodge Tour Video

Jan 2019 – See below for a new tour video of our main Loch Island Lodge location (filmed June 2018). It’s a quick highlight of the docks, our cedar strip boats, the inside of Cabin #1, walking to the lodge with the big decks outside, and then the inside views and the dining room. Not to mention the bald eagle calls, and early morning light and still water. Signs of a great day ahead, for sure…

This past summer and fall, we’ve added or improved decks for all cabins on the island, and completed the boardwalks and added railings. More pictures of all 6 cabins are on the Loch Island page. The island’s now full network of boardwalks, with railings in several places, make it more accessible and you can use the ramp down to the docks instead of the stairs. There is also a 2nd set of stairs that goes directly up to the lodge.

We have other accommodations at Camp Lochalsh and our Outpost Cabins up and down the lake. Something for everyone, and groups of all sizes!  And several travel options for you as well.

A big thank you to Mark Melnyk for putting this video together during his stay with crew last June, filming The New Fly Fisher TV episode that we highlighted last week.

Great to see many of you at the fishing show last week. Today through Saturday we will be at the Northeastern Ohio Sportsman Show. Then our next shows are starting the last day of February (Outdoorama, Detroit / Novi, MI) and in mid-March (Ultimate Sport Show, Grand Rapids, MI). Get more details here.  Stop in and see us at the booth!

— Enjoy Mark’s tour video below, and we hope to see you all again this year on the lake!  The eagles, loons, pike and walleye await…
Andy and Amy

PS – On our old site, you were welcomed with a loon call, that you hear ALL over the lake… you can still listen to a call here! (opens in new window)

– Feel free to leave any comments below or Contact Us with any questions…


The New Fly Fisher Episode is Live & 2018 Season Photos / Contest

You can now view the new episode of The New Fly Fisher TV show, when last June Mark Melnyk and crew came by rail to visit our lodge and some of our portage lakes for some great Brook Trout fishing with our guide Ryan.  They experienced our unique shore lunch offering walleye-wings, with Taylor at the fire.  You don’t have to head to the portage lakes to get some great, solitary fishing – as our big lake is full of prized Walleye, Northern Pike, Whitefish, Perch and more.  Other travel options available to get to us.  The video shows the wilderness adventure that awaits you…

Best Catch Contest & Send Us Your 2018 Photos

Algoma Country and The New Fly Fisher are still accepting Best Catch photos for their contest open to all fish. You can enter on their contest website here for fish caught in the last two years. They have monthly drawings and a grand prize drawing coming up.

— Be sure to also send us your 2018 best fish photos from your visit to Andy at: info@lochisland.com as we are getting a few in already, and would love to show the best ones here on the site…

Here are a few new ones… (click on an image to view the bigger sizes):


— Keep the photos coming to us at:  info@lochisland.com

Yesterday we wrapped up our first sport show of the season in Novi, MI at the Ultimate Fishing Show.  We head to Ohio this week.  View Our Full 2019 Sport Show Schedule   — Come by and see us if you are able and we can answer any questions you may have.  Or Contact Us anytime.

Let us know what you think of The New Fly Fisher episode below in the comments….
– Andy


Airing This Week: The New Fly Fisher Full Episode

We had the pleasure of having Mark Melnyk and crew from The New Fly Fisher join us last year for some great speckled trout fishing.  Just got word that you can view the full episode this week starting this afternoon…

— Watch “Back Country Brook Trout” NOW at this link on: The New Flyer Fisher’s YouTube Channel


WFN Cable Channel (World Fishing Network)

Tuesday, Jan 8th at 4:30 pm EST
Friday, Jan 11th at 8:00 pm EST
Saturday, Jan 12th at 2:00 am EST
Sunday, Jan 13th 4:00 pm EST

Cable Channel listings for most providers at the bottom of this page at: The New Fly Fisher website


Starting Saturday Jan 12th at 9:00 am EST
— Click here for: The New Fly Fisher YouTube Episode

Here is a short preview of the full episode:

Mark with our guide Ryan catching some Brook Trout and more, on our outpost lakes and Wabatongushi.  Towards the end is a highlight of Taylor cooking up fresh fish at our unique shore lunch offering. You’ll also see Taylor on the docks! You can reach us by train, float plane or drive “as far as you can” for your wilderness vacation.

Let us know what you think of the show in the comments below!
– Andy


Photo Contest for All Guests and Ultimate Fishing Show this week

Some exciting news… First, Algoma Country and The New Fly Fisher are hosting a Best Catch photo contest open to all guests who have photos of last year’s catches – all fish considered. Our own super-guide Ryan is featured in the promo materials for the contest above, from when Mark Melnyk of The New Fly Fisher visited us in the Spring (full episode will be released this Winter)

Second, in addition to seeing us from Loch Island at the at the Ultimate Fishing Show this week, Thurs, Jan 10th to Sun, Jan 13th, The New Fly Fisher’s Mark Melnyk and Colin Mckeown will be in the Algoma booth as well.  You can talk to Mark about his experience at Loch Island, fishing both on the big lake and outpost lakes. Short video from their trip can be viewed on this blog post.  

Come see us this week, Thursday – Sunday… details below:

Ultimate Fishing Show Detroit – Novi, MI

See us in Booth: 1004

Show Dates & Hours:
Thu, Jan 10: 1pm – 9pm
Fri, Jan 11: 11am – 9pm
Sat, Jan 12: 10am – 8pm
Sun, Jan 13: 10am – 5pm


Adults: $12 | Children 6-14: $5

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374
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The state-of-the-art Suburban Collection Showplace in the Detroit Suburb of Novi, MI is the premier facility with over 200,000 square feet of multi-purpose exposition space and 10,000 square feet of meeting and convention rooms.

— Complete 2019 Sport Show Information

We look forward to seeing you at the booth!  And submit and send us those fish photos for the contest!
– Andy


July Update – Fish, Video, Boats and More

We have been having a great couple months now and the fish are biting.  Wanted to share a few guest fish pictures and let you know some of the news around here.  In early June we were honored to host the guys from The New Fly Fisher TV program.  Expect the full episode soon, but down below we have a short preview of their adventure.  Also the Outdoor Life article is now available to read online [Click Here or Image Below].

Outdoor Life Magazine April / May Issue - Anglers On A Train
Click to Read Outdoor Life Article

News around the island includes a new Georgian Bay cedar boat from Giesler and Sons, that we are using for guest pickups.

Video of some Brook Trout Fishing…

First up, Mark Melnyk from The New Fly Fisher (with our guide Ryan) catching some Brook Trout and more, on our outpost lakes and Wabatongushi.  You can check out the show’s website here and we will also let you know when the full episode is being broadcast and available online.  Towards the end is a highlight of Taylor cooking up fresh fish at our unique shore lunch offering. You can reach us by train, float plane or drive “as far as you can” for your wilderness vacation.

Some Good Fish This Year So Far…

There have been bigger ones caught (and released) so far this year, but here are some photos that you all have shared with us this season…  ( you can email us photos at:  info@lochisland.com )  This first one of Maryann Schutte is blurry as it’s a photo of the back display on a camera…

Maryann Schutte with a nice 40 inch Pike - June 22, 2018 (photo of camera screen)
Maryann Schutte with a nice 40 inch Pike – June 22, 2018 (photo of camera screen)
Shane Evans with Pike on Patterson Bay June 7, 2018
Shane Evans with Pike on Patterson Bay June 7, 2018
Dennis Bouwkamp 31" Walleye June 27, 2018
Dennis Bouwkamp 31″ Walleye June 27, 2018
Ron Johanknecht Walleye 29" July 11, 2018
Ron Johanknecht Walleye 29″ July 11, 2018
Adam Greiner 29" Walleye June 29, 2018
Adam Greiner 29″ Walleye June 29, 2018

Ling Cod!

Bob Ramsdell with a nice Ling Cod June 20, 2018
Bob Ramsdell with a nice Ling Cod June 20, 2018

If you have photos you’d like to share from your trips (past or future), just send them onto us at:  info@lochisland.com

New boats…

New boats enroute
New boats added to the fleet

and the Georgian Bay in service…

Georgian Bay added to the fleet for guest pickups

Some fun on the water….

Paddle board at Loch Island Lodge

We look forward to seeing those of you who will be visiting us yet this summer. Still have some openings available, and we are already booking for next year as well, so contact us if you have any questions!

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